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44 Everyday Italian Recipes

By: Paddy Lusk, Editor,

There's nothing more comforting after a long day than coming home to a nice, home-cooked meal. Unfortunately, creating these homemade meals is sometimes harder than we anticipate, especially when it comes to Italian dishes. There's nothing better than a warm bowl of pasta, or a hot slice of pizza, but how do you make these delicious meals for yourself when you're trying to eat gluten free? Well, with this list of 44 Everyday Italian Recipes, making mouthwatering Italian dishes at home is no longer an obstacle.Torta Caprese

The recipes complied here cover every type of Italian food you could possibly want. From soups to pizzas, desserts to casseroles, chicken to vegetarian, every possible creation has been accounted for. Italian dishes are famous for their rich and sometimes fattening list of ingredients. With these gluten free recipes, feel free to indulge in all of your favorite Italian treats. Traditional pasta and breads used in Italian recipes have been substituted for gluten free options, and several of the recipes in general have been made to be lighter, "skinnier," and overall healthier for you.

The next time you're longing for some spice and full flavor on your dinner menu, pull out this list of recipes. They are perfect for any occasion, and are sure to impress gluten and gluten free eaters alike!





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44 Everyday Italian Recipes

Table of Contents

Sides and Appetizers




Chicken Dinners

Beef Dinners

Vegetarian Dinners


Homemade Ingredients



Sides and Appetizers

Think of your favorite Italian side dish. Is it smeared in garlic and butter and just generally unhealthy? Instead of lamenting over how you can't eat Italian appetizers, take a look at these recipes instead. You'll discover that not only is it possible to eat these gluten free side dishes, but that you'll genuinely want to indulge in them! Just look at the Traditional Bruschetta recipe. A simple, no-fuss dish, this appetizer is too easy not to try. You could even make a whole batch and eat it for dinner!


Traditional Bruschetta

Italian Chickpea Flat Bread

Italian Green Beans Recipe

Summer Risotto with Corn, Fire Roasted Tomatoes, and Basil

Traditional Bruschetta (pictured)

Two Cheese Italian Stuffed Zucchini








A warm bowl of soup makes a tasty and easy meal, or a wonderful started course. These traditional Italian soup recipes have been updated to be gluten-free, and most of them can be adapted to meet any specific dietary restrictions. Try making a batch of the Pasta Fagioli Soup - it's absolutely delicious, and the leftovers will make a great lunch for the following day.


Pasta Fagioli Soup

Autumnal Minestrone Soup

Homestyle Zuppa Toscana

Italian Wedding Soup

Mini Italian Meatball Soup

Pasta Fagioli Soup (pictured)












Who doesn't love a good slice of pizza? Lots of cheese, tomato sauce, and as many toppings as you like. Whit these pizza recipes, it's so easy to make your own pizza right in the kitchen. If you're pressed for time, try the 10 Minute Pan Pizza Bread. It's an easy recipe to follow, and the end result makes the perfect end-of-the-week meal.


10 Minute Pizza Pan Bread

10 Minute Pizza Pan Bread (pictured)

Focaccia Style Pizza

Paleo Cheese Pizza

San Marzano Deep Dish Pizza











Casseroles are the perfect meal for during the week. Being able to throw everything into one dish, and then throw it in the oven is just the kind of simple meal that a busy weeknight requires. Each of these casseroles is easy to make, and brings an Italian flair to any meal. The Secret Ingredient Pepperoni Pizza Casserole is always a big hit. Try it out with your family and watch them fall in love with it!


Secret Ingredient Pepperoni Pizza Casserole

Eggplant Parmigiana Pasta Casserole

Family Favorite Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Pasta-less Chicken Tetrazzini

Secret Ingredient Pepperoni Pizza Casserole (pictured)

Spinach Manicotti














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Chicken Dinners

A creamy, white sauce and a juicy piece of chicken is a staple for many Italian dishes. And if you're going to attempt any of these recipes, it has to be the Easy 15 Minute Chicken Alfredo. There's nothing better than being able to whip up a meal in under an hour, and it's even better when the meal is also delicious. The next time you buy chicken, be sure to use it for this wonderful recipe.


Easy 15 Minute Chicken Alfredo

Chicken Tetrazzini Broccoli

Easy 15 Minute Chicken Alfredo (pictured)

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Grilled Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Light Chicken Parmesan










Beef Dinners

Ground beef and Italian sausage have long been staples in Italian dishes. Try out these new recipes and discover all the different ways beef can be included in your meal. The editor's pick here is the Meatball Parmigiana. You can't go wrong with a nice, juicy meatball and plenty of cheese!


Meatball Parmigiana

Beef Ragu

Meatball Parmigiana (pictured)

Slow Cooker Lasagna

Squash Spaghetti

Stuffed Squash










Vegetarian Dinners

Who needs meat? These vegetarian dishes will make you forget that meat was ever included in Italian recipes. These delicious combinations of pasta, sauce, and cheese will make your mouth water.


Baked PenneBaked Penne (pictured)

Pasta Fagioli

Shrimp and Asparagus Risotto

Spaghetti Spinach Avocado Pesto

Spinach and Pancetta Calzone








Discover your inner baker and try your hand at these elegant and decadent desserts. Italian desserts have the wonderful ability to be both light and incredibly filling, which means you can enjoy all of the taste and none of the fattening side effects. Don't miss out on the Cannoli Bars - a new twist on a classic recipe.


Cannoli Bars

Brutti Ma Buoni Cookies

Cannoli Bars (pictured)

Spicy Ginger Cookies

Strawberry Lemonade Italian Ice

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Homemade Ingredients

Not a fan of the gluten free pastas and breads sold in stores? Not a problem. These unique recipes provide a way to create gluten free ingredients right in your home. Make your own pastas, pizza crusts, and even gnocchi with these simple recipes. And if you're really looking for something fun to make, try your hand at the Zesty Cheesy Turkey Meatballs. Made with turkey meat and filled with cheese, these lovely little meatballs are the perfect accompaniment to any pasta dish.


Zesty Cheesy Turkey MeatballsGluten Free and Egg Free Pasta Dough

Pizza Base

Potato Gnocchi

Quinoa Pizza Crust

Zesty Cheesy Turkey Meatballs (pictured)






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